Introduction to Futures and Options

Introduction to Futures and Options

1st Edition - August 27, 1997

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  • Editor: Donald Spence
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855739734

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This is a comprehensive guide to the workings of the world’s commodity and financial futures and options markets. For all those new or already active in the futures and options markets, it is a handbook of first and last resort for traders, brokers, advisers and investors alike, and is written by a highly experienced market practitioner with contributions from leading experts in the field. It begins with an examination of the markets and instruments - including the OTC market and erivatives, and goes on to explain trading, regulation and management. It also evaluates the likely future developments in futures and options.

Readership

Traders, brokers, advisers, and investors

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Markets, instruments and trading: History of the markets; The 24-hour market; The exchanges and their contracts; Using exchange-traded futures and options; OTC derivatives; Managed futures; Market analysis. Part 2 Regulation and management: Lessons from the past; Regulation and compliance; Training and education; The taxation of futures and options. Part 3 The future: The way ahead; Future futures.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 1997
  • Published: August 27, 1997
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855739734

About the Editor

Donald Spence

Donald Spence has been associated with the sugar market since the reinstatement of futures trading in 1957. As one of the original floor traders he played a part in establishing the market and helping it to evolve into the truly international arena that it is today. In 1980 he joined E.D. & F. Man where he was chiefly engaged on research. He now writes extensively on commodities, futures and options and related topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, UK

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